5th Generation (1980—1984) DeVille Problems

DeVille owners with a 1980—1984 model year have the most problems with the electrical (33%), hvac (16%), and the interior (16%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Excessive Fuel Consumption 1 complaints at an average of 78,000 miles in the 1982 Cadillac DeVille.
  2. Delayed Shifting 1 complaints at an average of 78,000 miles in the 1982 Cadillac DeVille.
  3. Interior Air Does Not Blow 1 complaints at an average of 78,800 miles in the 1982 Cadillac DeVille.

What DeVille Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Cadillac model years.

Watch out for the 1982 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1984 0 1 0 0.0
1983 1 1 0 0.37
1982 3 2 0 1.21
1981 1 0 0 0.38
1980 1 0 0 0.29

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